What if I smell sewer odors?
All fixtures connected to the sanitary sewer system are required to have a trap that prevents sewer smell and sewer gas from entering your home or building. Sewer gasses develop as the sewage starts to decompose on its way to the wastewater treatment plant. If you smell any sewer odors within your home or office, make sure that none of your traps are dry. Check your basement floor drains and any fixtures that are infrequently used. If the sewer smell persists, call your local plumber.

Sewer gas can be dangerous! Sewer gas and odors typically will enter through a dry trap or a broken service line under the structure. The property owner will be responsible for hiring a plumber to fix any plumbing problems within the facility or sewer service line.

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